A waste of time! That's what I used to think when I did workouts without sweat dripping from my chin or my thighs complaining out of exhaustion. Slow meant boring, unproductive and uninspiring.
I still love a good sweat and I adore my ability to feel invigorated through energetic movement. In fact, there's nothing better than the mood boost from a great interval workout (like this one). But I've arrived in a place where sometimes, Friends, less means so much more. It's a skill, really, to slow down. While my body might not scream for a break between sets, a mindfully slow exercise session translates into a softer, sweeter type of fitness support.
So, sometimes I savor the slowness of feeling each muscle move, of creating a calm support in the structure of my body and of creating a quietness in contrast to the rush of the day.
That's what this workout session is all about: Slowness, mindfulness and creating contrast with the fast pace of a typical day. Yeah, we often think of working our legs, arms and abs. But what about our spine? It's the lifeline of our bodies, you know. So it needs a little 'on-purpose' attention, too.
While we might want to move and groove until we break a sweat, we also need a little spinal recovery from all the stress and compression it assumes for us all day, every day. Our spine supports us, so let's reciprocate.
That's what this workout is all about: therapeutic recovery of one of our most important body parts, the SPINE, our physical lifeline. Following this workout, you'll feel taller, lengthened, and begin to feel your posture improve. Rejuvinate, recover restore are the highlights of this workout.
Enjoy this workout and use it whenever you are feeling like you need a calming lift, mentally and physically!